Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I see Votto as a key inexpensive component of the offense for the next few years
IMO, the Reds should not be shopping Bailey, Bruce, Votto, or Denorfia. The first two guys (Bailey, Bruce) have the potential to become superstars you can build a team around. The last two guys (Votto, Deno) figure to be quality everyday players who can provide dirt-cheap league-average production for the next 3-5 years. Guys who can produce league-average results while earning the minimum salary are invaluable to small market clubs like the Reds.
Of course, if someone else brings one of those four into the conversation, the Reds should be willing to listen. But anyone that wants one of those four guys had better be prepared to give up an arm and a leg to get 'em.
So yes Princeton, if Toronto dangles Halladay or Florida dangles Willis, I would certainly consider moving one of the aforementioned 'untouchables'.